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Oracle APEX Forms Conversion Overview

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Load Oracle Forms Source

• Run Forms2XML Utility

• Create APEX Project

• Upload Source Files

Forms2XML Utility:
• Available with Forms 9i & 10g
• May convert Forms 4.x & 6i
• If conversion fails will need
to manually upgrade first

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Step 1: Identify Components to be Generated

• Browse Components
• Blocks
• Select / Deselect
• Enhance SQL Query
• Items
• Select / Deselect
• Review Prompts

• Annotate
– Triggers, Program Units, Alerts, etc.
• Is it Applicable?
• Document post-generation requirements

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Step 2: Automatically Generate Components

• Blocks
• Form Interactive Report & Form
• Master / Detail
• Tabular Form
• Items
• Date Pickers
• HTML Editors
• Checkboxes
• Radio Groups
• Select Lists
• Pop-up List of Values
• List of Values
• Reports Interactive Reports

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Step 3: Manual Post-Generation Tasks
Make same width as box below

• Application Logic

• User Interface

• Annotate
• Update Completion
• Increases % complete

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Track Conversion Progress

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